Fine Arts Camp 2017
July 09-14 • July 16-21
Embark on a journey of self-discovery through creativity. Campers explore five Fine Arts disciplines:
You'll also participate in a daily concentrated class focusing on one of these disciplines. On Friday, you will present your work at the Performing Arts Forum in O'Laughlin Auditorium for your
friends and family.
For girls entering grades 5-9
Whether experienced in the fine arts or not, campers are welcome to enroll in Saint Mary's Fine Arts Camp. The only requirement is the desire to learn and join in the fun.
Campers will experience distinct art forms such as painting, jewelry
making, wearable art, paper art, and textiles. Whether sculpting, making
friendship bracelets or angle wings, or designing garments campers
bring their own masterpiece to life inside Saint Mary's professional art
Embrace the world of words in sessions designed to build your
distinct writing voice. Campers learn to express themselves on the page
through unique exercises like reporting, writing ad jingles, poetry
slams, monologues, or writing a love letter to a favorite food.
In creative writing this year, campers will have a chance to explore the exciting world of creating their own poetry! Using their own interests and passions, nature, and other poems as inspiration, all campers will realize that they are poets (even if they don't already know it)!
Each dance class has a distinct rhythm as campers develop skills in
memory, musicality, and style. Campers learn dance history and
vocabulary while exploring ballet, jazz, and modern dance. The Saint
Mary's Dance Studio is complete with a sound system, mirrors, and a
dance floor--an ideal space to express yourself through movement.
Classes immerse campers in the basic elements of music. Past
participants have created their own musical instruments, performed
Broadway musical selections, and made the most of brooms and trash cans
in their own version of the exciting musical show Stomp
. Campers are invited to bring a musical instrument from home if they wish to share their talents.
In music this year, you will be able to explore the world of composing by writing your own music! Enjoy constructing traditional melodies for a song and creating and interpreting music through lines, shapes and colors!
Character, voice, and movement provide the building blocks for
campers to express their dramatic potential and develop performance
skills and collaboration techniques through theatre games and group
exercises. Classes are held on stage at the historic O'Laughlin